Union County Rugby Return To Play Rugger Fun Run

Mon March 1 - Wed June 30, 2021
13.1 miles

The Home Field Loop

$45 $40 Includes Special Edition T-Shirt, Finisher Medal & Race Bib!
42 miles

The River Run

$50 $45 Includes Special Edition T-Shirt, Finisher Medal & Race Bib!
257 miles

The Jersey Cup

$60 $50 Includes Special Edition T-Shirt, Finisher Medal & Race Bib!

The Union County Rugby Football Club, located in New Jersey, has been in operation since 1974 and touts over 1,000 club members from kindergarten age to adult. We offer both touch and tackle rugby teams that play year round. The Club will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in three short years, and we are beginning to fundraise and draw awareness to this monumental event. In addition to the 50th, we are also preparing to start a modified season, our first since we lost 2 full seasons to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Since we were not able to gather on the field last year, we have decided to host a virtual race encompassing all of the rugby clubs in NJ to foster some friendly competition and to get people excited for the possible restart of competitive play this Spring.

Challenge yourself to one (or multiple) of the virtual race options by logging your total accumulated mileage over a time frame of your choosing. (doesn't have to be done all at once & you can walk, run, or bike!)

If you sign up for 2 races at the same time you will receive a 10% discount on your registration automatically.

The Home Field Loop: 13.1 miles covers the same distance you would if you were to travel between all of pitches Union County Rugby plays home games on. This would take you from Rahway River Park in Rahway, to Madison Avenue Park also in Rahway, to Unami Park in Cranford, to Warinaco Park in Roselle, and back to the start at Rahway River Park.

The River Run: 42 miles is the combined distance of the two mightiest waterways running through Union County, the Rahway River and the Elizabeth River. 

The Jersey Cup: 257 Miles is a daunting task, but covers the same distance you would if you hopped in your car to tour all of the home pitches of New Jersey's NINE rugby clubs. This route goes south to north, and would take you from Jersey Shore to South Jersey to Monmouth to Princeton to Union to Bayonne to Morris to Montclair to North Jersey. This event has it's own special medal and shirt that are different from the Home Field Loop and The River Run.



  • Register for any of the challenges
  • The event has just begun! You have until June 30, 2021 to submit results!
  • Log your workouts and distances on the results page (click here)
  • We'll ship your awesome race swag to your door!

William Garcia, a member of NoJo Rugby, and a beloved nurse, firefighter, father, and friend, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Melanoma.

Will and his family, including wife, Jessica, and children Chelsea (14), Cayden (12) and Cole (6), face a difficult battle ahead, including staggering financial costs.

A GoFundMe has been established to assist Will and his family in their fight against the disease. Those from the rugby community wishing to contribute make do so via the link provided and we encourage you to share amongst your clubs, friends and colleagues.

We are behind you!

Jersey Cup Race Swag

Every entry into the race comes with this race swag kit.

River Run and Home Field Loop Race Swag

Every entry into either race comes with this race swag kit.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


-When does the Virtual Event Start/End?  

This a rolling start virtual event. Start anytime. Run/Walk/Hike/Bike your race anywhere. You have until June 30, 2021 to complete your selected Run/Walk/Hike/Bike Challenge & submit results online.

-Can I Walk?  

YES!  This is a challenge for all levels, fitness and abilities.  Run, Walk, Jog - whatever you choose! 

-Do I have to complete the route that the race describes?

NO! We don’t expect (or want) to see groups of ruggers jogging on the Turnpike. Run, walk, jog in the gym, at a track, in a park, or your local neighborhood!

-Where do I enter My Results?  

CLICK HERE to view the results page and click the "Submit Virtual Results Button" You may log results daily and track your progress online!

-How Long Does it take to receive our SWAG?  

Packages will go out in chronological order from when your order was placed once race registration closes in June. Please allow for delays in the shipping process due to Covid-19 restrictions and USPS backups. We are sourcing screen printed t-shirts and custom medal production from local suppliers. 

-Who is hosting this event?  

The event is hosted by Union County Rugby Football Club.  We are based in New Jersey.  Our club offers flag and tackle rugby for men, women, boys, and girls of all ages! Check out our website mudturtlerfc.com

-What is your Refund Policy?  

Due to the SWAG items being custom ordered and donations processed, refunds are not available for this race. Please note this is a virtual running event. Your race SWAG will be shipped to your door regardless of whether you actually finish the race. 

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